No problem. Most of the these things I had to teach myself and some I learned by accident.
A few I had to ask people how to do, but then that is why we have these lists, isn't
Bill Karr in Peoria, IL., USA
----- Original Message -----
From: pauline davy <perilsofpauline1(a)hotmail.com>
Date: Friday, June 30, 2006 21:34
Subject: Re: [LAN] Backing up files
Another well deserved thankyou!
As usual, you have come to my aid without any comments on my
really appreciate the replies, and hope that there may be other
there who also will be glad for the information.
It is rather funny, because there I was, worrying about space on
a CD, only
to find out there are about 700 megabytes, and that when I put
over the FTM icon as you suggested, - I have the grand total of
Thankyou all once again,
>Subject: Re: [LAN] Backing up files
>Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 20:53:29 -0500
>A normal CD holds about 700 megabytes, which is a lot. It
>how big your file is. The computer can tell you how big it is.
If you look
>where (the folder) the file is stored and hold the cursor over
it, it will
>tell you how big the file is. If you can trace back to Adam, a
>hold that much. However, my file would fit there right now.
>A DVD holds gigabytes instead of megabytes (billions instead of
>I have not upgraded to that yet.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: pauline davy <perilsofpauline1(a)hotmail.com>
>Date: Friday, June 30, 2006 20:18
>Subject: [LAN] Backing up files
> > As you will realise, I have the very basic knowlege of
> > computers, so may I
> > ask a question?
> > I have backed up my Family Tree Maker on the hard drive, but
> > want to now put
> > it on CD. How do I know how much space it will take, and how
> > much space does
> > a normal CD have on it? (Told you I am useless)
> > I have nightmares about the computer crashing and all my
> > research gone in a
> > flash, though I do keep paper files. However, the written tree
> > does not
> > contain all the source material that I have put on the FTM.
> > I would be grateful for some help on this,
> > Regards,
> > The girl from Oz (Pauline)
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